LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 3: Bailey of the Los Angeles Kings helps kick off the opening of the Holiday Ice rink at Nokia Plaza LA Live prior to the game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Ottawa Senators on December 3, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NHLI via Getty Images)
He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.
— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers